8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2008 5:27 PM by belleplaine
hmgreen Level 1 Level 1
I just upgraded to an iPod Classic 160. I have a lot of Podcasts - both video and audio.

I can download them with no problem. I can see them in the contents pane in iTunes for my computer. I can play them in iTunes and I can sync them with my new iPod (apparently).

However, they do NOT show up on my iPod. The new contents screen shows No Podcasts. When I do a search for them they show up as songs and I can heard the video podcast soundtracks.

In iTunes with my iPod connected they show up under both the iTunes directory and in the iPod Directory immediately after syncing. However, if I eject and then reconnect the iPod, upon reconnection they no longer show up in iTunes in the iPod directory.

I am assuming this is a bug with either iTunes 7.4.x in the way it categorizes Podcasts or it is an OS issue with the iPod. I have the latest versions of iTunes, the latest SW and Firmware updates for the iPod and have rebooted to assure that the latest versions are the ones running.

Anyone else experience this? Anyone find a solution?


Gateway, Windows XP
  • brenmott Level 1 Level 1
    I am having the exact same problem. It's been going on for a while, and I haven't updated firmware or anything. If I thought that was the solution I'd go do it, but I don't have time to spare doing lots of updates only to find I need to do one thing.
    I"m using the 80 Gig Video ipod. Can anyone help me understand what's wrong?
    Thank you.
  • missingmarbles Level 1 Level 1
    Sorry... I have no answer for you... just wanted to let you know you are not alone! I have a new 80gig model that has never placed the podcasts in the right place. They either wind up mixed into the songs, or disappear completely. I really look forward to getting this straighted out too.
  • bricesdad Level 1 Level 1
    I am here to say that I am having the same issue, and that it's frustrating that there isn't a solution to this problem. Is Apple checking this out?
  • zeppo56 Level 1 Level 1
    Im have the same problem. This was working fine on my old ipod (80 gig) But I had to exchange it and the new one has never worked. I find that converting the individual episodes to IPOD format works, (the video podcast appear under VIDEO MOVIES) BUT THIS IS A SLOW AND MANUAL PROCESS THAT I shouldnt have to do... Video podcasts should appear under the video Podcast menu option on the ipod. This beyond frustrating....
  • dmishesq Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem. iPod Classic 160gb. Podcasts showing on computer (MacBook Pro) and not showing on iPod at all. Can't find them anywhere. Really kind of a bad user experience to say the least. I guess everyone else here is using iTunes for Windows but I'm using Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • liudude_123 Level 1 Level 1
    Unfortunately, video podcasts are not necessarily distributed in a format friendly to the iPod, so they have to be transcoded manually. Imho, this is r'tarded (since when did r'tarded become a word that needs to be blanked out?). Itunes should know or have a setting for your default/preferred player and only DL version optimized for it. This saves bandwidth and time for everybody at the expense of keeping a couple of extra versions around on HDD. Unfortunately, Apple does not seem to be responsive to reasonable feature requests

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  • xprovoke Level 1 Level 1
    This issue is strange. I have the 160GB and it will not allow me to sync my podcasts. I did have the sync setting on and they did show up on my ipod. I unchecked the sync podcasts and they disappeared from my ipod even though they were on itunes and if I drag them to the ipod it doesn't update assuming I already have it. I rechecked it and they showed back up. I want to listen to my podcasts so I am going to keep it checked, even though it doesn't really sync my podcasts.
  • belleplaine Level 1 Level 1
    I'm having the same problem. My podcasts show up on my computer but not my 80 gig video ipod. Aaargh!

    Bad Apple!